A NURSE was attacked by a patient on the way to Malaga University Hospital. The patient, who spat at her, was found to have Hepatitis C and AIDS, although tests revealed that the nurse was not infected.
The man was found at the side of the road in Cartama at 4am and appeared to have been attacked. An ambulance was sent to collect him, although Local Police had to be called in because he was very aggressive. The paramedics decided to take him to Hospital but on the way, he began to insult the nurse and attempted to head-butt her, then spat in her eye.
She reported this when she arrived at the hospital and then returned back to Cartama Health Centre to finish her shift.
The hospital called her to inform her that the patient had Hepatitis C and AIDS and tests were carried out on both, which showed she was not at risk The case was then passed to Ronda Hospital which halted the process and for two weeks gave her no preventive treatment. Further tests will be carried out for her peace of mind.